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1922 Bill McCracken, Newcastle United's great Irish full back, suspended for one month following misconduct in the match with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane a few weeks earlier. He joined the club from Distillery in 1904 and later gained a reputation for perfecting the off-side game, in fact, he was probably more responsible than anyone for the laws being changed in 1925. He played in 403 peacetime League matches for Newcastle, won two Championship medals, a Cup Winners' in 1910 and two losers'. Between 1902 and 1922 he appeared in 15 full and 2 Victory internationals for Ireland. In 1923 he became manager of Hull City and later did the same job for Gateshead, Millwall and Aldershot, whom he left in 1950. He was a Newcastle scout as late as 1958.
1936 Newport County signed Harry Duggan, an Irish international right winger from Leeds United. He joined Leeds in 1925 and won the first of his 8 Irish caps against England in 1930. With Newport he won a Third Division South medal in 1939. The Second War ended his first class career; he had played in 275 League games and scored 60 goals.
1953 Inside forward, Jack Haines transferred from Bradford to Rochdale. First senior club was Swansea Town whom he joined just before the War. Afterwards he left the Swans for Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion, with whom he won his one England cap against Switzerland in 1948. From the Hawthorns he moved to Bradford. In 1955 he signed for Chester and he ended his career there in 1957. Played in a total of 339 League games and scored 91 goals.
1976 David Wagstaff of Blackburn Rovers became the first player to be shown a Red Card to signify his sending off, in the Second Division match away at Leyton Orient.